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Anambra elders seek law on Awka Development Authority

By Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA—A cross section of Anambra State elders, mainly from Awka,  yesterday appealed to the state Governor, Mr Peter Obi to sign into law the bill for the establishment of the Awka Capital Development Authority,  passed two weeks ago by the State House of Assembly.

Spokesman of the group, who addressed reporters, Chief Okeke Nwosu, said the bill if endorsed by the Governor would give the state capital its befitting status.

“We want to say that we the elders in this capital city are happy that for the first time, the state legislature remembered us and remembered too that the state capital should be developed to compare with its counterparts.”

The bill titled “a law to establish the Awka Capital Territory Development Authority and to provide for related matters,” sponsored by Mr  Ikenna Amaechi representing Nnewi South state constituency,  was passed by more than two-third  majority of the 30 member PDP dominated House of Assembly and sent to the Governor for his assent.

The Authority if established, would accelerate infrastructural development in Awka capital territory, prepare a master plan for the capital territory,   with respect to town planning within the  capital territory.


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